Amakusa Shiro

(from the article `Japan`) In 1637, in resistance to heavy taxes and the prohibition of Christianity, Amakusa Shiro, a Christian masterless samurai (rnin), led an uprising of ...
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Amakusa Shirō

== Biography == The son of former Konishi clan retainer 益田 甚兵衛 (according to some sources, Shirō may have been the illegitimate son of Toyotomi Hideyori), Shirō was born in modern-day Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto in a Catholic family. The charismatic 15-year-old was known to his followers as `heaven`s messenger.` Miraculous powers were at......
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